Saturday, November 17, 2012

Stanford Cardinals Shoot Down #2 Ducks

EUGENE, OR - NOVEMBER 17: Quarterback Kevin Hogan #8 of the Stanford Cardinal passes the ball during the first quarter of the game against the Oregon Ducks at Autzen Stadium on November 17, 2012 in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)

Wow, #13 Stanford Football Cardinals have beat the undefeated #2 Oregon Ducks in Eugene. The high powered Ducks offense looked as if they'd met their match in Pac12 rival Stanford.  Not only did the Cardinal defense limit the Ducks to 14pts in regulation, they forced a missed field goal in overtime before making a field goal of their own to finish the game. 

I partly blame the Oregon coaching staff; they simply didn't make the necessary adjustments to crank up that fearsome offense.  With #1 Kansas State getting blown out by Baylor, it looks as if Notre Dame might be wearing the number one crown this week. 

Congratulations to the Stanford Cardinals in sticking with a great defensive gameplan and making the offensive plays when it mattered most.

Final Score
Stanford 17
Oregon 14

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